jercraigs (6603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-06-01. Very dark brown black body small tan head. 3+ Aroma has a sugary dark. Malt core and leafy green hops. 7+ Flavour is leafy green hops over sweet malty core. Moderate bitterness throughout, lingers in the finish with musky leafy green hops. 7+ Average plus to medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. Decent. Bottle at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal
Theydon_Bois (3401) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at Endo’s, which I acquired from Gigantic, 26/05/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thinnish tan head.
Nose is hops, pine, bitter grapefruit, light roast.
Taste comprises a mineral bite, bitter grapefruit, hops, light roasr, dusting of cocoa, good pine bite.
Medium bodie with bite, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish.
Top notch CDA!
Radek Kliber (5970) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650? ml
Aroma medium intense. Slight fruit with clean approach. Sweet malts.
Top: small tanned creamy cap.
Palate : silky soft with medium body. Fuller walls..
Taste: medium intense. Hint of vanilla on darker malts.
Other notes: Decent not great.
Quevillon (2240) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from a bottle at the 20th Mondial de la Bière, June 1, 2013. Black, small head. Hoppy aroma coffee, ripe fruit notes. Hoppy coffee taste, a little dry with hints of raisin, bitter coffee. I never shop on Black Friday, it’s mostly because I’m Canadian, but if I had the choice to shop on it or to drink it, I’ll take the beer.
czar (2392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at mondial de la bière, mtl. pours very dark brown, red tint, with a very nice light beige head, good retention and lacing. dark caramelized nuts, fruity cherries, vegetal or overly resinous presence. average carbonation, light to medium body - not too heavy, hint of sweetness. abv well hidden - good drinkability. medium long resinous finish. ncie one.
Sammy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mondiale 2013. Nicely crafted black beer, not a black IPA as not too hoppy. Mostly focuses on the roast. Very lacy black bodied, chocolate malt, a little like a stout. Nicely drinkable and refreshing.
Gooney (378) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle - Pours black with a large tan, bubbly head. Aromas of roasted malt. Smooth and creamy texture with a little sticky bitterness that lingers on the tongue. I can’t say that this distinguishes itself from other beers in the style, but it’s a good one.
neepsntatties (908) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Colour...almost black with a bit of garnet at the edges and a tan head. Nose...eminently roasty and hoppy with a lean towards roasted hazelnuts. Palate...sharp and somewhat tangy to start with a dry day old coffee flavour that bounces up against the hops and ultimately blends well with flavours of freshly roasted coffee and dried chicory root. The roastiness is ever present and the finish is sharp and resilient. Noice (to quote the doc)!
Alphadelic (1638) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whatever the malt bill is they got this right. Thick, smokey, robust and roasted. Plenty of bitterness too. My bottle was a little skunked on the nose but in the mouth this was a dream.
swoopjones (4326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, darker cola pour. Piney hops, touch of chocolate. Solid bitterness. Nice balance between hops and roastiness. 8.1 shows itself. Good